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Prior to moving into Higher Education at Northumbria University Michealla held clinical positions wthin Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services including those of Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Supervisor, Senior Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Team Lead.

She is a Registered Nurse and BABCP Accredited Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer and has over 25 years experience working with children and young people who experience mental health difficulties.  Michealla is an Assistant Professor at Northumbria within the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies Department where she has programme and module leadership responsibility for the Education Mental Health Practitioner Programme (EMHP). 

Michealla is currently undertaking PhD study (Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health).  Her research study aims to evaluate the delivery of Northumbria University’s clinical training in Parent-led Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PLCBT) and how this training may affect low intensity psychological practitioners’ confidence and competence in delivering this clinical intervention with children, young people and families.  Her research also aims to identify how these factors may translate into better clinical outcomes for children young people and their families.  


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Learning and Teaching, PGCert, PGCAP , Northumbria University

23 Sept 201923 Dec 2020

Award Date: 3 Mar 2021

PGCert, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Supervision , Northumbria University

1 Mar 201515 Mar 2016

Award Date: 15 Mar 2016

PGDip, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy , Durham University

1 Sept 20061 Jul 2007

Award Date: 18 Jul 2007

BA (Hons), Child and Adolescent Mental Health

20 Sept 200124 Mar 2024

Award Date: 24 Mar 2004

Nursing, DipHE, Learning Disability Nursing , Northumbria University

1 Sept 199530 Sept 1998

Award Date: 1 Sept 1998

Nursery Nursing, Diploma, NNEB Nursery Nursing

1 Sept 19896 Jun 1991

Award Date: 6 Jun 1991

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